Who will win Oscars? You tell us

Michael_l_3You’ve read through our movie experts’ picks — now it’s your turn! (If you haven’t yet done so, click here for the nifty graphic that takes you though the top eight Academy Award categories and how our pundits voted on each one). Do you think No Country for Old Men is unquestionably the front-runner for Best Picture, or does Michael Clayton (starring George Clooney, pictured) stand a chance? How about a Best Actress statuette for Julie Christie in Away From Her? Juno — love it or hate it, does it deserve the award for Best Original Screenplay? Tell us what you think below!


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  • Arica

    I recently watched Juno. Although that movie is very well written, funny, and heartwrenching at the same time; it is not reality. I didn’t love it, and I don’t hate it. Best Picuture – I dont think so.

  • paige

    oooh i love this game! here’s what i think will win and what i think should:
    Best Picture:
    Will Win: No Country for Old Men
    Should Win: I havent seen everything nor am i excited about this category
    Best Director:
    Will Win: The Coens
    Should Win: even though i havent seen There Will Be Blood I have a bias opinion bout P.T. Anderson and should win Oscars for anything.
    Will Win: Daniel Day Lewis
    Should Win: Johnny Depp (seriously, c’mon!)
    Will Win & Should Win: Ellen Page (it really was a difficult role, she just made it look easy
    Supp Actor:
    Will & Should Win: Javier Bardem
    Supp Actress:
    Will Win: amy ryan
    Should Win: i havent seen any of these movies
    ORiginal Screenplay:
    Will & should Win: diablo Cody
    adapted screenplay:
    Will win: I am predicting P.T. will win this one
    Should win: whatever dialogue no country had was perfect
    Animated Feature:
    Will & Should: ratatouille

  • nunya

    i agree with arica; i liked juno (much more than i liked ‘little miss sunshine’ which received way more praise and awards than necessary)but it is not best picture material. heck, ratatouille was a better picture. that being said, this is the first year in which i have seen all best picture nominees (yay me) and i have to say i’d be happy w/ any of the other 4 winning over juno. but i’m tipped towards ‘There Will be Blood’, due to the AMAZING, BRILLIANT performance of Daniel Day-Lewis, who is obviously going to win best actor.

  • Miss Dahlia

    Even though I know it won’t win anything, my unofficial vote is still for Juno. I like movies that make me happy, but for some reason the Academy doesn’t (art=pain maybe?). Considering “Crash” (worst movie EVER, even worse that the freaky 1996 Cronenberg flick of the same name) managed to win both Best Picture & Original Screenplay, it’s not like the academy chooses the actual “Best” picture these days anyway (I think they like to pretend to be “sensitive” and “serious” instead of truthful). Of course you probably shouldn’t listen to me because I’ve been jaded since 1982 when at 7 years old I became very angry at Gandhi, Ben Kingsley and Richard Attenborough
    for stealing the award away from thebestmovieintheentireworld, ET.

  • Jakeem

    1. Original Screenplay — Diablo Cody for “Juno” is a great modern-day Cinderella story.
    2. Adapted Screenplay — Gotta love what the Coens did in translating Cormac McCarthy’s “No Country for Old Men” to the screen.
    3. Supporting Actress — Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan in “I’m Not There.” It will be the second time she wins for playing an Oscar winner, and the second time in history that a woman wins this category for playing a man.
    4. Supporting Actor — Javier Bardem’s Anton Chigurh joins Hannibal Lecter as one of moviedom’s greatest villains.
    5. Actress — The great Julie Christie breaks Helen Hayes’ record for the longest timespan between Oscar wins. For Hayes it was 38 years; Christie won her first Oscar 42 years ago.
    6. Actor — Daniel Day-Lewis receives redemption for the Oscar he should have won four years ago for “Gangs of New York.”
    7. Director — Julian Schnabel upsets the Coens.
    8. Picture — “No Country for Old Men” gives the Coens three career Oscar wins apiece.

  • Heather

    Best Picture: No Country for Old Men
    Best Director: The Coens
    Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis
    Best Actress: Julie Christie
    Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem
    Best Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan
    Best Song: Falling Slowly (please, please, please, please?)

  • Lisa

    How long is Cate Balnchett going to milk Queen Elizabeth. What’s next Elizabeth, the toddler years?
    Please give the Oscar to someone else.

  • Lisa

    How long is Cate Balnchett going to milk Queen Elizabeth. What’s next Elizabeth, the toddler years?
    Please give the Oscar to someone else.

  • Picks by Myself

    Picture: No Country For Old Men
    Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
    Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
    Actress: Marion Cotillard
    Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem
    Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett
    Original Screenplay: Juno
    Adapted Screenplay: No Country
    Animated Feature: Persepolis
    Art Direction: There Will Be Blood
    Cinematography: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

  • RightNextToMars

    I think all the standard picks will win…except for Julie Christie (if I have to pick an upset). I think that since a)she never shows up for awards shows and b)younger women tend to win this award far more often, Ellen Page is going to swoop in and be the youngest Lead winner ever, even though it rightly belongs to Marion Cotillard.

  • Travman

    Best Picture
    Will Win: No Country for Old Men
    Should Win: There Will Be Blood
    Best Actor:
    Will Win and Should Win: Daniel Day-Lewis
    Best Actress:
    Will Win: Julie Christie (But why?)
    Should Win: Ellen Page please
    Supporting Actor:
    Will Win and Should Win: Javier Bardem
    Supporting Actress:
    Will Win: Cate Blanchett (enough, she’s good, we get it)
    Should Win: (Amy Ryan, in my top 5 movies of the year, it was excellent, but where’s Casey’s best actor nom?)
    Best Director:
    Will Win: Coen Bros
    Should Win: Well, I’m a PTA fan myself, but the Coen bros I would be down with
    Original Screenplay:
    Will Win: Juno, Diablo Cody is HILARIOUS, but….
    Should Win: I loved Michael Clayton and Tony Gilroy is one of the best writers out there
    Addapted Screenplay:
    Will Win: No Country for Old Men
    Should Win: There Will be Blood, please give PTA at least this much if not director or picture

  • RayT

    Having just watched “La Vie en Rose” and “Away From Her” back to back, I have to say that I really think Marion Cotillard will steal Best Actress from the favored Julie Christie. While Julie was great, Marion was just amazing! I hope the phenomenal make up effects don’t overshadow the fact that she was able to so convincingly embody this character at several different ages. Also, I know that the Academy doesn’t look to reward melodramatic hysterics and that understatement speaks volumes but I felt Julie simply wasn’t given enough to do in “Away From Her.” On the other hand, Marion pulled off the requisite my-husband/lover-just-died freak-out scene all in one continuous take! Now how many actresses could’ve done that?

  • Josh

    Original Screenplay
    Who I Want to Win: Diablo Cody “Juno”
    Will Win: Diablo Cody “Juno”
    Adapted Screenplay
    Who I Want to Win: Christopher Hampton “Atonement”
    Will Win: Joel and Ethan Cohen “No Country for Old Men”
    Supporting Actress
    Who I Want to Win: Tilda Swinton “Michael Clayton”
    Will Win: Amy Ryan “Gone Baby Gone”
    Supporting Actor
    Who I Want to Win: Javier Bardem “No Country for Old Men”
    Will Win: Javier Bardem “No Country for Old Men”
    Best Actress
    Who I Want to Win: Ellen Page “Juno”
    Will WIn: Julie Christie “Away From Her”
    Best Actor
    Who I Want to Win: Daniel Day-Lewis “There Will Be Blood”
    Will Win: Daniel Day-Lewis “There Will Be Blood”
    Best Picture
    Who I Want to Win: “Juno”
    Will Win: “There Will Be Blood”
    “There Will Be Blood” will start to build momentum as “No Country…” falters a bit. Day-Lewis gave the performance of the past decade. Unbelievable. The more I think about the movie, the more I love it. With “No Country…”, I admired it, but have never found the love for it.

  • Tim

    Hmmmmm…. There’s always a surprise winner …still to figure that one out and then I’ll know for sure. The extra Juno love (director nod!) has thrown me off. I didn’t see that coming. Oh, and check out my blog!


  • Rebekah

    I think Juno should win every category it is nominated for. It was by far the best movie of the year. I have a feeling it will get the ultimate consolation prize, best screenplay, and that is it.

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